Hapag-Lloyd Cruises, Bygg nr. 870 & 871 ved Vard Langsten, VARD 6 07 "Hanseatic Nature" & "Hanseatic Inspiration"

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VARD SIGNS LETTER OF INTENT WITH AN INTERNATIONAL CRUISE COMPANY

Singapore, 13 May 2016 – Vard Holdings Limited (“VARD”), one of the major global designers and shipbuilders of offshore and specialized vessels, is pleased to announce that it has signed a Letter of Intent (“LOI”) for the design and construction of two expedition cruise vessels for an undisclosed international cruise company.

Developed by VARD in close cooperation with the customer, the vessels are specially designed for a high standard of facilities, ice-class and the highest demands for environmentally friendly and safe operations.

The expedition cruise vessels will be approximately 14,500 gross tons, about 137 metres long and 22 metres wide. Each vessel can accommodate 240 passengers in 120 cabins.

Delivery is scheduled from Vard Langsten in Norway in 1Q 2019 and 1Q 2020 respectively. The vessels are designed in close cooperation with the customer by Vard Design in Ålesund, Norway, and the hulls will be built by VARD’s shipyard in Tulcea, Romania.

CEO and Executive Director Mr. Roy Reite commented, “Our objective is to develop unique and tailor-made vessels to meet the needs of our customer to further develop their role in the expedition cruise market, and we are honored to sign a Letter of Intent for this exciting project. We look forward to continue our diversification strategy together with our new customers.”

The parties have a common intention to enter into contracts at the beginning of 3Q 2016.
 

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VARD SECURES CONTRACT FOR TWO LUXURY EXPEDITION CRUISE VESSELS FOR HAPAG-LLOYD CRUISES

Singapore, 26 August 2016 – Vard Holdings Limited (“VARD”), one of the major global designers and shipbuilders of specialized vessels, is pleased to announce that it has secured contracts for the design and construction of two luxury expedition cruise vessels for German cruise company Hapag-Lloyd Cruises.

A Letter of Intent (“LoI”) with respect to the contracts had been announced on 13 May 2016, with reference to an undisclosed international cruise company. Effectiveness of the contracts is still subject to customary financing conditions.

Developed by VARD in close cooperation with Hapag-Lloyd Cruises, the vessels are specially designed for cruises in polar regions in the Arctic and Antarctica, but are also prepared for operations in warm water destinations such as the Amazon. The vessels which will be equipped with state-of-the-art technological features and environmental technology, will have a high standard of facilities and fulfil the highest demands for environmentally friendly and safe operations.

The luxury expedition cruise vessels will be approximately 16,100 gross tons, about 138 meters long and 22 meters wide. Each vessel has seven passenger decks, with accommodation for a total of 240 passengers in 120 cabins and suites. The vessels will also feature a water sports marina and modern spa and fitness areas.

The hulls of the vessels will be built by VARD’s shipyard in Tulcea, Romania, and delivery is scheduled from Vard Langsten in Norway in 1Q 2019 and 4Q 2019 respectively.

CEO and Executive Director Mr. Roy Reite commented, “We are honored to have been chosen by Hapag-Lloyd Cruises for this project. A leading player like Hapag-Lloyd Cruises placing their trust in VARD’s capabilities to develop these unique, high-end vessels shows the recognition we have quickly earned in this segment of the specialty shipbuilding market.”

Hapag-Lloyd Cruises is a company with a tradition of progress. Owned by TUI AG and based in Hamburg, Germany, the company is the German-speaking region’s leading cruise provider in the luxury and expedition segments. 125 years after inventing the very concept of the cruise, Hapag-Lloyd Cruises continues a tradition of innovation in the cruise market, offering passengers outstanding vessels in their class and exciting expedition experiences worldwide. www.hl-cruises.com

VARD 6 07

Overall length: 138 m | Breadth: 22 m | Luxury Expedition Cruise Vessel
 

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VARD CONFIRMS CONTRACT FOR TWO LUXURY EXPEDITION CRUISE VESSELS FOR HAPAG-LLOYD CRUISES

Singapore, 7 October 2016 – Vard Holdings Limited (“VARD”), one of the major global designers and shipbuilders of specialized vessels, is pleased to announce that the contracts for the design and construction of two luxury expedition cruise vessels for TUI Group’s German luxury cruise business Hapag-Lloyd Cruises have been confirmed.

The contracts had been announced on 26 August 2016, with effectiveness of the contracts still subject to customary financing conditions. All conditions have now been fulfilled and the contracts have become effective.

Both vessels are specially designed for cruises in polar regions in the Arctic and Antarctica, but are also prepared for operations in warm water destinations such as the Amazon river. The luxury expedition cruise vessels will be approximately 16,100 gross tons, about 138 meters long and 22 meters wide. Each vessel has seven passenger decks, with accommodation for a total of 230 passengers in 120 cabins and suites. The vessels will also feature a water sports marina and modern spa and fitness areas.

The hulls of the vessels will be built by VARD’s shipyard in Tulcea, Romania, and delivery is scheduled from Vard Langsten in Norway in 1Q 2019 and 4Q 2019 respectively.

Hapag-Lloyd Cruises is a company with a tradition of progress. Owned by TUI Group, the world’s leading integrated tourism business and based in Hamburg, Germany, the company is the German-speaking region’s leading cruise provider in the luxury and expedition segments. 125 years after inventing the very concept of the cruise, Hapag-Lloyd Cruises continues a tradition of innovation in the cruise market, offering passengers outstanding vessels in their class and exciting expedition experiences worldwide. In the 2017 edition of the Berlitz cruise guide, its cruise ships EUROPA 2 and EUROPA have been awarded the highest distinction as the only 5-stars-plus cruise ships worldwide.

www.hl-cruises.com

VARD 6 07

Overall length: 138 m | Breadth: 22 m | Luxury Expedition Cruise Vessel